Shima Seiki at 40th SPINEXPO Shanghai

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Company will offer visitors a choice between its SDS -ONE APEX4 apparel design system and its APEXFiz subscription-based design software.

Leading computerized knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd. together with its Hong Kong subsidiary Shima Seiki (Hong Kong) Ltd., will participate in the 40th Session of SPINEXPO in Shanghai, China this month.

Shima Seiki will offer visitors a choice between its SDS -ONE APEX4 apparel design system and its APEXFiz subscription-based design software. Whereas SDS -ONE APEX4 is offered as an all-in-one proprietary hardware and software package, APEXFiz is subscription-based design software that can be installed on customers’ individual computers. Maintaining proven functions that have made the SDS ONE APEX4 so popular with fashion designers, with APEXFiz those strengths are now enhanced with the added versatility to adapt to different work styles and business environments. Both SDS -ONE APEX4 and APEXFiz software support the creative side of fashion from planning and design to colourway evaluation, realistic fabric simulation and 3D virtual sampling.

Virtual samples are a digitised version of sample making that are accurate enough to be used effectively as prototypes, replacing physical sampling and consequently reducing time, cost and material that otherwise go to waste.

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When a design is approved for production, knitting data is automatically generated for converting to machine data, allowing smooth communication for digitally bridging the gap between studio and factory. APEXFiz thereby helps to realize sustainability while digitally transforming the fashion supply chain.

Also, on display at SPINEXPO will be SHIMA SEIKI’s yarnbank, the world’s first online web service for searching and viewing the latest yarns, developed with cooperation from yarn companies from around the world. Registered users can download yarn data for free, for use in fabric simulation and virtual sampling on APEXFiz, avoiding the need to scan yarn on their own. By using yarn that is used in actual production, designers and apparel companies can furthermore rest assured that the simulations created using yarn from yarnbank are not merely realistic images but accurate representations using yarn that can actually be purchased and used in production. With yarnbank, the entire supply chain from yarn companies and apparel companies to knit manufacturers can be connected digitally.

Shima Seiki will also display the latest collection of its knit samples, including WHOLEGARMENT knitwear that is knitted in its entirety on the machine without the need for linking or sewing afterward. Without seams, WHOLEGARMENT knitwear features superior fit, comfort and draping characteristics. Together with virtual sampling performed on APEXFiz, WHOLEGARMENT offers smart production for realizing a sustainable fashion supply chain.

SPINEXPO 40th Session Shanghai

Booth No. B05

Wednesday, 12th – Friday, 14th April 2023

9:00am – 6:00pm (final day: – 5:00pm)

Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center, Shanghai, China

For more information please contact:

Shima Seiki (Hong Kong) Ltd.

Tel: +852-2898-8339

[email protected]

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